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David Delamare’s mermaid artwork is known worldwide.  His original oil paintings have been reproduced on giclée prints (on paper or canvas) posters, greeting cards, nightlights, and more.

 
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"The Wager" by David Delamare.
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The Wager by David Delamare.
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Melissa DelgadoOmg I love this!

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Jayashina Parthiban❤ Romantic.

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Kelly BarksI love it!

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Jennifer McOne of my favorites

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Annie CardosoAmazing!

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Vanijah Mahamudra<3 <3 <3

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Betty LamontAlmost 100% of likes and shares are women. Hmmm...

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Renita HernandezOne of my favorites

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Jennifer Neal FletcherI love this one!

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David Delamare Art added 3 new photos to the album: COLLECTOR PHOTOS & STORIES.

We love to see the artwork as it's displayed in your home or business. Please message us with a photo and let us know if you're comfortable sharing the image (also whether you'd like for us to share your name or if you'd prefer the photo to be anonymous.)

If possible, please tell us a little about your relationship with the work—how you found it, what it means to you, or what your favorite piece is, so we can share that with your photo. (If you don't want to send photos, but want to tell us a story, please post it in the comments below.)
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We love to see the artwork as its displayed in your home or business.  Please message us with a photo and let us know if youre comfortable sharing the image (also whether youd like for us to share your name or if youd prefer the photo to be anonymous.)If possible, please tell us a little about your relationship with the work—how you found it, what it means to you, or what your favorite piece is, so we can share that with your photo.   (If you dont want to send photos, but want to tell us a story, please post it in the comments below.)

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Michelle BorchersLove!

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Selene ValenciaLove it!

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Rese HallGorgeous!

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Jennifer Luniewicz-MartinsLove this!!

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Renita HernandezVery nice!

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Sherrie SanchezBreathtaking!

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Karen Morgan PalmerI LOVE IT!

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Kortney KopchickThat picture inspired my tattoo I have on my back!

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Valerie OuelletteWhat a beautiful idea. This I Love!

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Chris Rogers BoyleBeautiful!! Wow nice!!

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Brita SveenI have several of your paintings around my house and plan to do an installation like this in my bathroom using either The Wager or The Castaway.

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Cyndy NugentI have this print !!!!

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Genia AllenSweet!!

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Diane HuescaLOVE IT!!!

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Joanna Castañon RochaBeautiful!!! I love it!

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Betsy Craven-BaileyGorgeous.

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Jade Alexis O'ConnorWow! Stunning and simply beautiful.

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Debbie Keeter LavezzoLove....

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Jill Traweekgorgeous!! Someday when I get a house I want a tiled Medina!!

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Shana Salat TaegerJealous!

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Carrie HamelThat's awesome!!!

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Mary Bennett-HefleyWow! I'm speechless. It's beautiful!

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Kristine Strangethat's magical

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Cindy SwankDavid, I love that your mermaids have curves and realistic bodies. Well... you know what I mean. I love to see a stomach pooch, and natural looking breasts.

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Sidne KneelandSo, is this a reproduction directly on the tiles or painted over something or what?? Its beautiful by the way...

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Nancy LewisHappy Mothers Day all

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Amanda BeamOne of my favorites...i have a likeness of it tattooed on my arm ❤

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David Delamare Art updated their cover photo.

"The Little Merman" by David Delamare

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The Little Merman by David DelamarePrints and cards at: www.daviddelamare.com/littleman.html

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Viv Macadamabsolutely!

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It’s hard to over-estimate the influence a parent can have on a child’s creativity.

David Delamare was fortunate to be raised by an imaginative and loving mother. Perhaps this is why his paintings of mothers always convey so much warmth.

He always spoke fondly of his childhood and recalled how his mother often took him on “magic walks.” Sometimes, when he and I would stroll together (he never drove), he would point out specific locations that had secret invented meanings for them.

David also recalled elaborate costumes. (Once, in outfits his mother had made, the neighborhood gang won first, second, and third prizes in a local costume contest.)

When small, David often preferred to be alone—drawing, painting, building models, or making little books. His mother encouraged this and kept him well stocked with art supplies.

When his friends would knock at the door and ask to play, she would always honor David’s request to turn them away. Later, I would assume her role of creative gatekeeper—protecting him from practical distractions that endangered his focus.

When David died last year, I asked his 92-year-old mother if I might have his childhood books, toys, and papers. She gave them all to me. If I could keep just one item, it would be this. One side shows a crayon drawing. The other bears a message almost certainly meant for his mother, but relevant to all of us. I'm still looking and hope you are, too.
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It’s hard to over-estimate the influence a parent can have on a child’s creativity.David Delamare was fortunate to be raised by an imaginative and loving mother.   Perhaps this is why his paintings of mothers always convey so much warmth.He always spoke fondly of his childhood and recalled how his mother often took him on “magic walks.” Sometimes, when he and I would stroll together (he never drove), he would point out specific locations that had secret invented meanings for them.David also recalled elaborate costumes.  (Once, in outfits his mother had made, the neighborhood gang won first, second, and third prizes in a local costume contest.)When small, David often preferred to be alone—drawing, painting, building models, or making little books. His mother encouraged this and kept him well stocked with art supplies.When his friends would knock at the door and ask to play, she would always honor David’s request to turn them away. Later, I would assume her role of creative gatekeeper—protecting him from practical distractions that endangered his focus.When David died last year, I asked his 92-year-old mother if I might have his childhood books, toys, and papers.  She gave them all to me.  If I could keep just one item, it would be this. One side shows a crayon drawing.  The other bears a message almost certainly meant for his mother, but relevant to all of us. Im still looking and hope you are, too.

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Cheryl CorrodusAunty Una is amazing.. she is so gentle, I am blessed to be a part of the family x

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Nancy LewisBig fan & purchaser of artwork & cards ♥️ Whimsical

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Stefania Tondo❤❤❤

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Ginger Wadsworth HurdThanks so much for sharing!

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Emmy RooI didnt know he past away thats so sad !

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Sandra DarbyWow Wendy! Thank you for sharing "little" David with us! I wish we could have visited with him, just one more time.❤️ We received our treasured book! Thank you for signing it!💕 Who knows when our paths may cross. I hope it's soon!💋 Thank you again for always giving.

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Carolyn Le GrandBeyond beautiful!! David inspired me to be the artist I am today. Thank you Wendy for sharing!!!

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The Faeries Tea PartySending lots of love to you and thank-you for sharing a little more of David's extraordinary life with us. 💕✨☺️

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Jude AnneMiranda Harper

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Renita HernandezI love his pictures so much.💕❤️❤️😊👏

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David Delamare Art updated their cover photo.

"Fairy Mother and Chid" by David Delamare.
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Feel free to use this as your cover photo. Just "right click" to download the image and then use the little camera icon on your cover photo to upload it.) Please do not post on other sites.
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Fairy Mother and Chid by David Delamare.
View prints at www.daviddelamare.com/mother.htmlFeel free to use this as your cover photo. Just right click to download the image and then use the little camera icon on your cover photo to upload it.)  Please do not post on other sites.

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Wendy IceThanks for sharing!

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Martha Holovack CoolLove every one of these

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Dont forget!  Mothers Day is a week from Sunday!

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David Delamare Art"Mermaid & Child" by David Delamare. Prints at www.daviddelamare.com/child.html

Mermaid & Child II: Mermaid Painting by David Delamare. (Mermaid Art Gallery)3 weeks ago
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Carla KaminskiI love this

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Wendy IceNo painting of David's has inspired more emotional reactions than this one. People often cry when they see it for the first time.

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Mary Smalley Funk❤❤❤ this print. Found it in a little shop in St. Augustine, Florida a few years ago. So inspired by the beauty and talent of the the artist I googled David Delamare and immediately fell in love with all the art work by David and Wendy.

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Lolly WeaverI have this hanging in our house right now, along with 5 or 6 of David's other mermaid pieces. My absolute favorites.

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Mary Bennett-HefleyMy favorite piece

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Julie Underwood WilliamsMy favorite. I've always wanted this as a tattoo.

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Audrey RodriguezI love this one and pretty much all of his beautiful art.

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Alice ConnollyI have this one. I love it. I tell everyone it's my sister and her baby...

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Hanène Loulou2008, I googled marmaid and I saw many of David's painting. I fell in love with them and I was happy to discover this artist. When I saw this painting I felt more happy. Thanks for him again.

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Michelle VelardeThis was the first piece I discovered by David. I love it so much

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Rebecca PellilloLove it

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Anne HolmThanks for posting this one Wendy! It's so full of love!

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Jennifer RickelMy most favorite piece of art. By any artist, period. ❤

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Tiffanie TatickMy husband has this as a tattoo, we added one more baby to it since we had twins. LOVE this piece.

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Jacqulyen Butler HadleyHave this print! One of my favorites!!

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Candie Byrd HornbergerI love this painting...one of my favorites!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Melissa DelgadoI love his art!

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Mir Barboza GaviriaOne of my favourites

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Anderia L ConnollyI love this picture. I have it on a blank card ~ my 5 yr old daughter thinks it's of me and her when we were mermaids ~ I love a child's imagination!

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David Delamare Art added 2 new photos to the album: COLLECTOR PHOTOS & STORIES.

Hand-crafted frame by Ananda. Other work at wood-cr.blogspot.com/?view=magazine
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Hand-crafted frame by Ananda.  Other work at https://wood-cr.blogspot.com/?view=magazine

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Michelle BorchersLove!

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Selene ValenciaLove it!

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Rese HallGorgeous!

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Jennifer Luniewicz-MartinsLove this!!

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Renita HernandezVery nice!

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Sherrie SanchezBreathtaking!

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Karen Morgan PalmerI LOVE IT!

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Kortney KopchickThat picture inspired my tattoo I have on my back!

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Valerie OuelletteWhat a beautiful idea. This I Love!

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Chris Rogers BoyleBeautiful!! Wow nice!!

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Brita SveenI have several of your paintings around my house and plan to do an installation like this in my bathroom using either The Wager or The Castaway.

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Cyndy NugentI have this print !!!!

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Genia AllenSweet!!

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Diane HuescaLOVE IT!!!

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Joanna Castañon RochaBeautiful!!! I love it!

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Betsy Craven-BaileyGorgeous.

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Jade Alexis O'ConnorWow! Stunning and simply beautiful.

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Debbie Keeter LavezzoLove....

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Jill Traweekgorgeous!! Someday when I get a house I want a tiled Medina!!

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Shana Salat TaegerJealous!

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Carrie HamelThat's awesome!!!

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Mary Bennett-HefleyWow! I'm speechless. It's beautiful!

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Kristine Strangethat's magical

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Cindy SwankDavid, I love that your mermaids have curves and realistic bodies. Well... you know what I mean. I love to see a stomach pooch, and natural looking breasts.

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Sidne KneelandSo, is this a reproduction directly on the tiles or painted over something or what?? Its beautiful by the way...

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This painting was inspired by Mozart's opera "Die Zauberflöte" (The Magic Flute.) Mozart was David's favorite composer and I think he would have been delighted to know that his mermaid artwork is now featured inside the seafood restaurant immediately next door to Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg. The birthplace is a very important and popular museum. You can read about it here: www.mozarteum.at/en/museums/mozarts-birthplace.html You can see exterior and interior photos of the restaurant in our album of Collector photos that I just posted on the timeline. (from Wendy)
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This painting was inspired by Mozarts opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute.)  Mozart was Davids favorite composer and I think he would have been delighted to know that his mermaid artwork is now featured inside the seafood restaurant immediately next door to Mozarts birthplace in Salzburg.  The birthplace is a very important and popular museum.  You can read about it here: http://www.mozarteum.at/en/museums/mozarts-birthplace.html You can see exterior and interior photos of the restaurant in our album of Collector photos that I just posted on the timeline. (from Wendy)

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Deborah B. ShepherdWhat an achievement. Creates an almost mystical atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.

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Renita HernandezAwwww so magnificent

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BD StumpBeautiful

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Anne HolmWow, what an honor!

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Hugh CampbellPerfect interior for them...

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Elizabeth BourneThat's wonderful!

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Victoria PalmerWow....so well deserved...congrats!!!!

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Ann Murkison RifeI enjoy ur writings wendy!

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Wendy IceJust to clarify, the restaurant is not part of the museum—it's next door. But, obviously it gets a lot of traffic from the museum. To see more photos of its interior, check out my previous post on the timeline (the album of "Collector Photos & Stories").

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David Delamare Art added 9 new photos to the album: COLLECTOR PHOTOS & STORIES.

We love to see the artwork as it's displayed in your home or business. Please message us with a photo and let us know if you're comfortable sharing the image (also whether you'd like for us to share your name or if you'd prefer the photo to be anonymous.)

If possible, please tell us a little about your relationship with the work—how you found it, what it means to you, or what your favorite piece is, so we can share that with your photo. (If you don't want to send photos, but want to tell us a story, please post it in the comments below.)
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We love to see the artwork as its displayed in your home or business.  Please message us with a photo and let us know if youre comfortable sharing the image (also whether youd like for us to share your name or if youd prefer the photo to be anonymous.)If possible, please tell us a little about your relationship with the work—how you found it, what it means to you, or what your favorite piece is, so we can share that with your photo.   (If you dont want to send photos, but want to tell us a story, please post it in the comments below.)

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Michelle BorchersLove!

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Selene ValenciaLove it!

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Rese HallGorgeous!

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Jennifer Luniewicz-MartinsLove this!!

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Renita HernandezVery nice!

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Sherrie SanchezBreathtaking!

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Karen Morgan PalmerI LOVE IT!

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Kortney KopchickThat picture inspired my tattoo I have on my back!

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Valerie OuelletteWhat a beautiful idea. This I Love!

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Chris Rogers BoyleBeautiful!! Wow nice!!

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Brita SveenI have several of your paintings around my house and plan to do an installation like this in my bathroom using either The Wager or The Castaway.

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Cyndy NugentI have this print !!!!

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Genia AllenSweet!!

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Diane HuescaLOVE IT!!!

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Joanna Castañon RochaBeautiful!!! I love it!

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Betsy Craven-BaileyGorgeous.

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Jade Alexis O'ConnorWow! Stunning and simply beautiful.

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Debbie Keeter LavezzoLove....

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Jill Traweekgorgeous!! Someday when I get a house I want a tiled Medina!!

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Shana Salat TaegerJealous!

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Carrie HamelThat's awesome!!!

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Mary Bennett-HefleyWow! I'm speechless. It's beautiful!

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Kristine Strangethat's magical

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Cindy SwankDavid, I love that your mermaids have curves and realistic bodies. Well... you know what I mean. I love to see a stomach pooch, and natural looking breasts.

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Sidne KneelandSo, is this a reproduction directly on the tiles or painted over something or what?? Its beautiful by the way...

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ON RABBITS AS MUSES

(PART ONE: RABBIT MISCHIEF)

To say that my late husband, artist David Delamare loved his rabbit muses, Rupert Quincy and Chloe, would be an extreme understatement.

I once said, in half-jest, “you love those bunnies more than you love me.”

“That’s ridiculous,” said he.

“Oh, be honest, if Rupert and I were drowning, who would get rescued first?”

He paused a little too long, then answered, “I could rescue you both.”

As I explained in the online tour of the Alice book, David positively doted on his rabbits. He took all his naps on the floor to be close to them and worried about them when he was away for more than a few hours. He was superstitious about never leaving the house without snapshots of them. And though, generally, he avoided conversations with strangers, he would eagerly show rabbit photos to restaurant waitstaff and grocery clerks.

The source of love is often puzzling, but it's no mystery why the rabbits functioned as muses. They possessed several qualities that were instrumental in David's work. One of them was mischief.

Some Native American and African communities tell folktales about a “trickster” hare, and the notion also appears in more contemporary forms—think of Br’er Rabbit, Peter Rabbit, or Bugs Bunny.

It’s easy to imagine how these characters evolved because real rabbits are highly mischievous.

Anyone who lives with house rabbits knows that you can tell a bunny’s state of mind by its body language, and there is no clearer sign of joy than a “binky”—an irrepressible ecstatic leap. Binkies come in different styles—straight up, twists, and shimmers, but they’re all signs of joy.

Rupert and Chloe are most prone to suites of binkies when breaking a rule. In fact, the only thing they seem to enjoy more is getting caught.

Rupert (arguably David's soulmate) is the more mischievous of the two. Though he has never deliberately bitten me, he regularly stole behind David, gently nipped him on the back and scampered off, sometimes binkying along the way. (David always said that he could almost hear Rupert laughing.)

The logo of my publishing company, Bad Monkey Productions, shows a monkey wielding a lightning bolt. This image celebrates the disruptive “trickster” force that often seems to come from the blue, upsetting plans but making room for something new. This seemingly mischievous force is highly relevant to the artist.

One of the first and most critical steps in the creation of art is letting go of the need to predict or control outcomes. Instead, one must listen closely in order to sense and follow the path that feels most authentic and vital, even when it looks like trouble.

The seasoned artist hones his or her skills but learns to relax and welcome the productive tangent, the happy accident, even the apparent disaster that often leads to truly original work.

David learned that when that certain vital electricity was absent, it was wisest to set a painting aside and work on something else entirely–typically writing or music. He knew that forcing a project in the absence of inspiration was not only unproductive, it risked damaging the outcome.

When a skilled artist is open and trusts inspiration to lead, the work often comes quickly and effortlessly as though produced by an outside force. (David completed some of his finest paintings in a single day.)

When the artist is controlling or fearful and over-thinks or over-directs the project, no amount of effort seems to yield good results. The art, though well-crafted, feels “workmanlike” and soulless.

Because we trusted in this unpredictable but ultimately fruitful working method, David and I were reluctant to work with outside publishers, galleries, or manufacturers (who, for commercial reasons, wanted to influence the trajectory of the work.) Meanwhile, David seldom accepted commissions, because in his experience pre-determined parameters usually resulted in projects without vitality.

Working in-house, with limited resources was far more difficult and expensive. We worked long hours and almost always struggled financially, but the results were more authentic. With hindsight, given the relative brevity of David’s life, I am deeply grateful we took that path. Had he made more commercial compromises, planning to do the “real” work later, he might never have had the chance.

Over the past ten years, David and I encountered a number of internal and external challenges: advanced cancer in both of my parents, a downturn in the economy leading to deep debt, delays and problems with the “Alice” book, David’s own bout with cancer and, finally, his sudden death.

As I faced each of those tribulations, I gradually came to understand that the same methods for making good art, also work in fashioning a life—staying in the moment, trusting intuition, holding fast to one’s center, and befriending life’s mischief with all its disruptions and shifts. With this approach, life isn’t “safe,” predictable, or easy, but it’s more vital and authentic.

David's been gone for seven months but I’m still living with his rabbits. To be entirely honest, there are days when these messy, destructive creatures seem highly impractical. And with David no longer here to give them constant company, I sometimes wonder whether they’d be happier in a new home.

But then one will scamper past, nudge my foot to request a kiss, or binky unexpectedly and I am overwhelmed with affection. Helpless against their charms, I find myself dropping whatever I’m doing to just lie on the floor with them and revel in their silliness. They ARE trouble. But they are also a constant reminder that life is often richest when trouble abounds. So, as long as I can find ways to make it work, I think I’ll keep them around.

LINKS:

Online tour of the Alice book:
www.delamare-alice.com/tour.htm

Rupert Quincy’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/rupertquincy/

A great rabbit binky video:
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ON RABBITS AS MUSES(PART ONE: RABBIT MISCHIEF)To say that my late husband, artist David Delamare loved his rabbit muses, Rupert Quincy and Chloe, would be an extreme understatement.I once said, in half-jest, “you love those bunnies more than you love me.”“That’s ridiculous,” said he.“Oh, be honest, if Rupert and I were drowning, who would get rescued first?”He paused a little too long, then answered, “I could rescue you both.”As I explained in the online tour of the Alice book, David positively doted on his rabbits.  He took all his naps on the floor to be close to them and worried about them when he was away for more than a few hours.  He was superstitious about never leaving the house without snapshots of them.  And though, generally, he avoided conversations with strangers, he would eagerly show rabbit photos to restaurant waitstaff and grocery clerks.The source of love is often puzzling, but its no mystery why the rabbits functioned as muses. They possessed several qualities that were instrumental in Davids work.  One of them was mischief.Some Native American and African communities tell folktales about a “trickster” hare, and the notion also appears in more contemporary forms—think of Br’er Rabbit, Peter Rabbit, or Bugs Bunny.It’s easy to imagine how these characters evolved because real rabbits are highly mischievous.Anyone who lives with house rabbits knows that you can tell a bunny’s state of mind by its body language, and there is no clearer sign of joy than a “binky”—an irrepressible ecstatic leap. Binkies come in different styles—straight up, twists, and shimmers, but they’re all signs of joy.Rupert and Chloe are most prone to suites of binkies when breaking a rule. In fact, the only thing they seem to enjoy more is getting caught.Rupert (arguably Davids soulmate) is the more mischievous of the two. Though he has never deliberately bitten me, he regularly stole behind David, gently nipped him on the back and scampered off, sometimes binkying along the way.  (David always said that he could almost hear Rupert laughing.)The logo of my publishing company, Bad Monkey Productions, shows a monkey wielding a lightning bolt.  This image celebrates the disruptive “trickster” force that often seems to come from the blue, upsetting plans but making room for something new. This seemingly mischievous force is highly relevant to the artist.One of the first and most critical steps in the creation of art is letting go of the need to predict or control outcomes.  Instead, one must listen closely in order to sense and follow the path that feels most authentic and vital, even when it looks like trouble.The seasoned artist hones his or her skills but learns to relax and welcome the productive tangent, the happy accident, even the apparent disaster that often leads to truly original work.David learned that when that certain vital electricity was absent, it was wisest to set a painting aside and work on something else entirely–typically writing or music.   He knew that forcing a project in the absence of inspiration was not only unproductive, it risked damaging the outcome.When a skilled artist is open and trusts inspiration to lead, the work often comes quickly and effortlessly as though produced by an outside force.  (David completed some of his finest paintings in a single day.)When the artist is controlling or fearful and over-thinks or over-directs the project, no amount of effort seems to yield good results. The art, though well-crafted, feels “workmanlike” and soulless.Because we trusted in this unpredictable but ultimately fruitful working method, David and I were reluctant to work with outside publishers, galleries, or manufacturers (who, for commercial reasons, wanted to influence the trajectory of the work.)  Meanwhile, David seldom accepted commissions, because in his experience pre-determined parameters usually resulted in projects without vitality.Working in-house, with limited resources was far more difficult and expensive.  We worked long hours and almost always struggled financially, but the results were more authentic.  With hindsight, given the relative brevity of David’s life, I am deeply grateful we took that path.  Had he made more commercial compromises, planning to do the “real” work later, he might never have had the chance.
Over the past ten years, David and I encountered a number of internal and external challenges: advanced cancer in both of my parents, a downturn in the economy leading to deep debt, delays and problems with the “Alice” book, David’s own bout with cancer and, finally, his sudden death.As I faced each of those tribulations, I gradually came to understand that the same methods for making good art, also work in fashioning a life—staying in the moment, trusting intuition, holding fast to one’s center, and befriending life’s mischief with all its disruptions and shifts.  With this approach, life isn’t “safe,” predictable, or easy, but it’s more vital and authentic.Davids been gone for seven months but I’m still living with his rabbits.  To be entirely honest, there are days when these messy, destructive creatures seem highly impractical. And with David no longer here to give them constant company, I sometimes wonder whether they’d be happier in a new home.
But then one will scamper past, nudge my foot to request a kiss, or binky unexpectedly and I am overwhelmed with affection. Helpless against their charms, I find myself dropping whatever I’m doing to just lie on the floor with them and revel in their silliness. They ARE trouble.  But they are also a constant reminder that life is often richest when trouble abounds. So, as long as I can find ways to make it work, I think I’ll keep them around.LINKS:Online tour of the Alice book:
www.delamare-alice.com/tour.htmRupert Quincy’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/rupertquincy/A great rabbit binky video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HiO9rzU_aw
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Elizabeth ProperThey are all wonderful

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Rebecca DuncanHow are you doing? I love David's work so much, and am so sad about his passing, but often think of you and wondering how you're doing?

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Denise ShoblomNice correlation between art & life. I love your writing! "Befriending life's mischief with all its disruptions and shifts" Sounds like a great approach! ❤️

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'Rèse BourdeauYou are an incredible writer, inspiration and 'Rabbit Mom'! Thank you for sharing your World with us Wendy.

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Connie LynchWhat a delightful read! Thank you so much for sharing.

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Robert WalkerWe, a friendly band of Rabbits Who spread Joy out of habit Join us, to thine heart be true Know life wonderfully newIf we Rabbits have you friended Know this Truth, thy heart is mended That you need but shed a tear Comes our Joy to oust your fearsThe Door into Summer's meaning Life lived as Joyful dreaming Thy heart's portal opened wide Come we ever by your sideFor thee who feel Summer's call Accept our gift to you all However be that your life wends Live a Summer which never ends

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Anne HolmI enjoyed learning more about those rabbits! I hope you are doing well, you are a strong woman!

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The Faeries Tea PartyIt is such a joy to follow your musings Wendy, thank-you so much for sharing your life and ... your life with David, with all of us. 💕 xxx

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Nevada JonesGreat work Wendy -- you are such a gifted and observant writer, and I look forward to your posts. I feel privileged to have been in David's acquaintance and enjoy learning more about him and your life and work together in your writings.

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Brittany Nicole BarnettThis post reminds me so much of my rabbit, Mona. She passed away 6 years ago and I still think about her all the time. Rabbits are such underestimated creatures. I've always been a fan of David's work. My boyfriend got my first print from Bad Monkey for my birthday this year! Thank you so much for loving those buns, Wendy! They're hard work, but worth it. Nothing compares to a nudge from a bunny nose. (😭).

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Aimee StewartBeautifully written and deeply inspiring to me, Wendy. Having just left Spain with advice from another artist I admire deeply which focused on my reconnecting with that truthful artistic vision, your writing now goes hand in hand with it wonderfully. Thank you for sharing this!

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David Delamare Art added 4 new photos.

If you're planning to order an Alice book (or any other item from our websites) for Easter, Passover, or other upcoming event, be sure to place your order by the end of the day Tuesday. (We'll be shipping via priority mail Tuesday and Wednesday from Portland, Oregon.)

We are closing our office for a couple of weeks starting Thursday and won't be shipping during that time.

Our Alice website is at www.delamare-alice.com and our general website is at www.daviddelamare.com (they share a cart, so you can pop back and forth).

Thanks and happy holidays!

P.S. Don't forget to enjoy our Alice book tour at www.delamare-alice/tour.htm
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If youre planning to order an Alice book (or any other item from our websites) for Easter, Passover, or other upcoming event, be sure to place your order by the end of the day Tuesday. (Well be shipping via priority mail Tuesday and Wednesday from Portland, Oregon.)We are closing our office for a couple of weeks starting Thursday and wont be shipping during that time.Our Alice website is at www.delamare-alice.com and our general website is at www.daviddelamare.com (they share a cart, so you can pop back and forth).Thanks and happy holidays!P.S.  Dont forget to enjoy our Alice book tour at www.delamare-alice/tour.htm

If David was alive he'd be reminding me to post our "Rabbit Public Service Announcement." In the next few days I'll post something about his relationship with rabbits. They played such a significant role in his happiness. I mention them, a bit, by the way in the online tour of the new "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" book which is at www.delamare-alice.com/tour.htm ... See MoreSee Less

If David was alive hed be reminding me to post our Rabbit Public Service Announcement.  In the next few days Ill post something about his relationship with rabbits.  They played such a significant role in his happiness.  I mention them, a bit, by the way in the online tour of the new Alices Adventures in Wonderland book which is at www.delamare-alice.com/tour.htm

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Nancy LewisBig fan of his artistic mind & talent . I urge you to look at all his work, which is enchanting & beautiful, invest in his work& pray for his widow.

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Tonight I'll post a Kickstarter update with a link to an online tour of the Alice book. (I had a shorter tour posted awhile back. This is different.)

If you happen to have an Alice book (or even if you don't) I think you may find it interesting. You can find it here: www.delamare-alice.com/tour.htm

P.S. The "Jabberwocky" poem does not appear in our version of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

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Tonight Ill post a Kickstarter update with a link to an online tour of the Alice book. (I had a shorter tour posted awhile back. This is different.)If you happen to have an Alice book (or even if you dont) I think you may find it interesting. You can find it here: http://www.delamare-alice.com/tour.htmP.S. The Jabberwocky poem does not appear in our version of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”The Jabberwock appears in Carrolls sequel, “Through The Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

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Alison TaylorT'was brillig and the slithy toves, Did gyre and gimble in the wabe....remember it from a linguistics class at university!facebook doesn't like these words!

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Suzanne FullerMy brother and I had a drunken argument about the words at my sister's college grad party. It ended up with us fighting with croquet mallets, and a messed up hedge of rose bushes. Awesomely appropriate. 🙂

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Wendy IceToo funny.

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Felisa WeissI just ordered David's Wonderland book. I can't wait to get it in my grubby little hands! I was very saddened when I heard that he died when I went to the 150th Anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Conference. However, he left a wonderful gift to those of us who were longtime appreciatours of his illustrations & were anxiously awaiting for his Wonderland project. Wendy, I hope you & your house buns are doing well & know how much we appreciate your vision & persistence (despite coping with your loss) & your husband's art... Many blessings.

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From Wendy Ice: My late husband, artist David Delamare started every day with a bath in our antique clawfoot tub and he’d almost always listen to Pandora Radio. He also listened to Pandora when having a cocktail on the porch with our rabbits.

Tonight, I thought I’d set up Pandora for the first time on my laptop. (I had heard Pandora’s “Junior Kimbrough Radio” station in a coffee shop and wanted to hear it at home.)

But as I began to sign up, I realized that David’s account was probably still active and would already have a terrific list of stations.

Fortunately, his account was still there. Below is his station list (with the month that each station was added). In other words, these are the various composers and performers who were likely informing his paintings as well as his musical compositions.

David Lang Radio (September 2016)
Nat King Cole Radio (August 2016)
Baroque Radio (August 2016)
Hot Club Jazz Radio (July 2016)
British Invasion Radio (July 2016)
Richard Wagner Radio (July 2016)
Standards/Vocal Jazz Radio (July 2016)
The Rolling Stones (July 2016)
Big Band Radio (June 2016)
George Frideric Handel (June 2016)
Fryderyk Chopin Radio (May 2016)
John Coltrane Radio (March 2016)
Opera Radio (March 2015)
Early Jazz Radio (December 2015)
Ella Fitzgerald Radio (January 2015)
Holiday Music (Holiday) Radio (November 2014)
Lester Young Radio (January 2014)
Charlie Parker Radio (October 2013)
Duke Ellington Radio (October 2013)
Kurt Weill Radio (September 2013)
Noel Coward Radio (September 2013)
Ben Webster Radio (August 2013)
Coleman Hawkins Radio (August 2013)
Fats Waller Radio (June 2013)
String Quartets Radio (March 2013)
Nino Rota Radio (March 2013)
Edith Piaf Radio (December 2012)
Fred Astaire & Ginger Robers (December 2012)
Bill Frisell Quartet Radio (December 2012)
Christmas Radio (November 2012)
Jim Campilongo Electric Trio Radio (August 2012)
The Beatles Radio (July 2012)
Hilary Hahn Radio (July 2012)
Ludwig van Beethoven (May 2012)
Judy Garland Radio (May 2012)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (April 2012)
Bix Beiderbecke Radio (March 2012)
Johann Sebastian Bach (March 2012)
Django Reinhardt Radio (March 2012)
Cole Porter Radio (March 2012)
Billie Holiday Radio (March 2012)
Louis Armstrong Radio (March 2012)

I don't know what, if any, significance they had (he might have merely been testing the feature) but David bookmarked just these seven songs:

Bill Frisell: “Strange Meeting”
Louis Armstrong: “Lawd, You Made the Night Too Long”
Samson Schmitt & Dorado Schmitt: “Paris Sous La Pluie”
Jelly Roll Morton: “New Orleans Bump”
Judy Garland: “Embraceable You”
Django Reinhardt: “Saint Louis Blues”

I’ve still added Junior Kimbrough Radio, but I feel blessed to have David’s list as well. He left many such small legacies and I’ll do my best to share them with you.

P.S. This humorous painting, “The Bath” was created in 1988 and appeared on a commemorative poster for the Graystone Gallery (the place where I first saw and fell in love with David’s work). This is just a snapshot taken with my iPhone, but we have properly printed greeting cards of this image at daviddelamare.com/gcr46.html
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From Wendy Ice:  My late husband, artist David Delamare started every day with a bath in our antique clawfoot tub and he’d almost always listen to Pandora Radio.  He also listened to Pandora when having a cocktail on the porch with our rabbits.Tonight, I thought I’d set up Pandora for the first time on my laptop.  (I had heard Pandora’s “Junior Kimbrough Radio” station in a coffee shop and wanted to hear it at home.)But as I began to sign up,  I realized that David’s account was probably still active and would already have a terrific list of stations.Fortunately, his account was still there. Below is his station list (with the month that each station was added).   In other words, these are the various composers and performers who were likely informing his paintings as well as his musical compositions.David Lang Radio (September 2016)
Nat King Cole Radio (August 2016)
Baroque Radio (August 2016)
Hot Club Jazz Radio (July 2016)
British Invasion Radio (July 2016)
Richard Wagner Radio (July 2016)
Standards/Vocal Jazz Radio (July 2016)
The Rolling Stones (July 2016)
Big Band Radio (June 2016)
George Frideric Handel (June 2016)
Fryderyk Chopin  Radio (May 2016)
John Coltrane Radio (March 2016)
Opera Radio (March 2015)
Early Jazz Radio (December 2015)
Ella Fitzgerald Radio (January 2015)
Holiday Music (Holiday) Radio (November 2014)
Lester Young Radio (January 2014)
Charlie Parker Radio (October 2013)
Duke Ellington Radio (October 2013)
Kurt Weill Radio (September 2013)
Noel Coward Radio (September 2013)
Ben Webster Radio (August 2013)
Coleman Hawkins Radio (August 2013)
Fats Waller Radio (June 2013)
String Quartets Radio (March 2013)
Nino Rota Radio (March 2013)
Edith Piaf Radio (December 2012)
Fred Astaire & Ginger Robers (December 2012)
Bill Frisell Quartet Radio (December 2012)
Christmas Radio (November 2012)
Jim Campilongo Electric Trio Radio (August 2012)
The Beatles Radio (July 2012)
Hilary Hahn Radio (July 2012)
Ludwig van Beethoven (May 2012)
Judy Garland Radio (May 2012)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (April 2012)
Bix Beiderbecke Radio (March 2012)
Johann Sebastian Bach (March 2012)
Django Reinhardt Radio (March 2012)
Cole Porter Radio (March 2012)
Billie Holiday Radio (March 2012)
Louis Armstrong Radio (March 2012)I dont know what, if any, significance they had (he might have merely been testing the feature) but David bookmarked just these seven songs:Bill Frisell: “Strange Meeting”
Louis Armstrong: “Lawd, You Made the Night Too Long”
Samson Schmitt & Dorado Schmitt: “Paris Sous La Pluie”
Jelly Roll Morton: “New Orleans Bump”
Judy Garland: “Embraceable You”
Django Reinhardt: “Saint Louis Blues”I’ve still added Junior Kimbrough Radio, but I feel blessed to have David’s list as well. He left many such small legacies and I’ll do my best to share them with you.P.S. This humorous painting, “The Bath” was created in 1988 and appeared on a commemorative poster for the Graystone Gallery (the place where I first saw and fell in love with David’s work).   This is just a snapshot taken with my iPhone, but we have properly printed greeting cards of this image at http://daviddelamare.com/gcr46.html

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Diane RussellI love this post. Thank you, Wendy.

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BD StumpThank you for sharing that and his image. He had extraordinary taste.

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Melissa DelgadoI love it!

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Helen Buaiz SeteraThis is a favorite, thanks for sharing <3

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Barbara BirminghamThis was a wonderful thing to say first thing in the morning. Sets a great tone for the day. Thank you.

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Anissa Saunders GahaganWhat a wonderful gift -- the collection of music that meant something to him. Whether it influenced his artwork or just made him happy or brought him peace, it's a part of him. Thank you for sharing it with us! (I listen to Pandora all the time. I plan to have a listen to these gems.)

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Lori Hoag-DalrympleHow wonderful, especially knowing he bookmarked those 7 for you!! Thank you for sharing. ❤️

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Kahlan J. ThompsonThank you so much for sharing such an amazing look into your husband's life. I hope you are well.

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Debbie GrantMarvelous.

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Deborah B. ShepherdWhat a gift that was for you to find. I hope it comforted you.

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Denise Shoblom❤ Thank you for sharing!

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Anne HolmThank you for sharing!

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Renita HernandezDelightful

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Carolyn Le GrandThank you Wendy for sharing this wonderful image. I remember it. I was at the opening of David's artwork at the Greystone Gallery many years ago. He had a wonderful variety of animal people paintings and I do believe most all of the paintings sold that night! Amazing person, amazing artist David was!!!!

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Beatrice MillerThank you for sharing this precious list and tho photo of Mr.Delamere's bathing dragon. I honor you lady. Respect.

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Michelle VelardeThank you for sharing Wendy

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Ken EdwardsAh, Greystone....where I first encountered David's work (one painting which is still in our collection) and Bill let me search through the upstairs.

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Tami Trautman BlackburnLove it.. thanks for sharing Wendy.

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Angela ReddenThank you for sharing Wendy. ❤️

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'Rèse BourdeauAm going to explore the 'sounds' time period that go with Titanik!

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Connie LynchWhat a treasure. <3

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Misty ShadeVery nice, I love Pandora. I listen to various different Celtic stations. 🍀

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Ashley KorsmanThank you Wendy. I have David's Mermaids and Magic Shows book, and it changed how I look at art and fantasy. When my baby is old enough we will explore the pages together; wander through the ocean depths and swing with the circus performers. I don't know you or your husband, but his beautiful book touched my life, so I can only imagine how incredibly special he was to you. Thank you for sharing this.

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Даша ПавловнаI remember hearing some of the stations at your home over cocktails... Thanks for sharing, good memories.

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Mallory MartinThanks so much for sharing. Musical tastes in artists has always been interesting to me. Love the variety

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Marveling today at the courtship dance performed by seahorses. (Thanks to Griffin for posting a video of this phenomenon.) These are seahorses at the Monterey Bay Aquarium: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvGRVWGpdNg This little seahorse by David has never quite been featured on our website, but you may find it on Etsy at: www.etsy.com/your/shops/BadMonkeyArt/tools/listings/521504141 ... See MoreSee Less

Marveling today at the courtship dance performed by seahorses.  (Thanks to Griffin for posting a video of this phenomenon.)  These are seahorses at the Monterey Bay Aquarium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvGRVWGpdNg  This little seahorse by David has never quite been featured on our website, but you may find it on Etsy at: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/BadMonkeyArt/tools/listings/521504141

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Olivia NiverI hope there's another mermaid art book someday, I have his first and it's one of my favorite art books.

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Michelle VelardeRIP David. We will always adore your art. I hope to own one of the mermaid pieces one day.

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Bety MontielEstá hermosa

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Cheryl CorrodusBeautiful xx

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Candie Byrd HornbergerSo excited to hear he has a mermaid book coming out!! 😃❤

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Jackie Simmons NewberryHave always loved his work.

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Laura GannI have all 4 of seasons. Recently painted my LR walls same colors to highlite them in black frames.

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'Rèse BourdeauThe genius and the magic still catches my breath.

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This is a detail from one of David's last fairy paintings. In the last week of his life, David finished a fairy painting that he said would be the last for his upcoming fairy book. I said, "I'll bet you'll add more" and he responded, "no, I really think the project is complete."

After David died I found a list he had made of all the images for the book—many of them have never been published.

In late spring, I'll launch a Kickstarter campaign to create the fairy book in the same format as the Alice book (same size, similar materials, and a coordinating color). If it's funded, it will be the second in a series of Delamare books that I hope to publish with patrons through Kickstarter. I will probably later offer the digital files to a traditional trade publisherswho will create simpler (possibly softbound) editions, but the volumes created on Kickstarter will always be the most special and rare. They will also be the most meaningful, since they will be created by a community of like-minded patrons.

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From Wendy:This is a detail from one of Davids last fairy paintings.  In the last week of his life, David finished a fairy painting that he said would be the last for his upcoming fairy book.  I said, Ill bet youll add more and he responded, no, I really think the project is complete.After David died I found a list he had made of all the images for the book—many of them have never been published.In late spring, Ill launch a Kickstarter campaign to create the fairy book in the same format as the Alice book (same size, similar materials, and a coordinating color).  If its funded, it will be the second in a series of Delamare books that I hope to publish with patrons through Kickstarter.  I will probably later offer the digital files to a traditional trade publisherswho will create simpler (possibly softbound) editions, but the volumes created on Kickstarter will always be the most special and rare.  They will also be the most meaningful, since they will be created by a community of like-minded patrons.I cant wait to get started on this next adventure. I hope youll consider joining us for it.

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Shana Salat TaegerYou had me at Delamare fairies. By far, my favorite collection of his. Thank you Wendy for keeping his legacy going!

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Marie O'NeilI wouldn't dream of not joining. Thank you for continuing to share his work with us.

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Alicia FriesThis painting is enchanting. Can't wait to be a part of the campaign!

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George Alberigi IIICount me in!

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Rebecca Whitney RisleyVery excited for this!

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Denise ShoblomI am a BiG fairy fan! Excited to be part of this with you.

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Cindy ByhreLooking forward to your fairy book kickstarter campaign Wendy!

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Melissa BeemanI can't wait already!

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Brandie DadiLooking forward to the campaign and book.

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Gaye Hayet-PatinoI missed the kickstarter for Alice, but I'll be waiting excitedly for this one.

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Kay JohannesYou can count on me! Can't wait!!! <3

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Brita SveenThank you so much Wendy!!! You are an amazing and strong woman. I will definitely join the kickstarter. I love the Alice book and have several of David's pieces hung throughout my home.

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Marisa WarnerOh Fairies!

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Chuck LurkerCan't Wait For David's New Book....Put Me Down.....

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Raul EstelaYou know it!

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Angie SparrowOh my goodness Kayleigh Scarlet D'Andilly, you will love this,❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Darren WilliamsI'll be there with bells on !!!! Oh and hooves and horns 😉 xxxxxx💜🍄🍄💜🍄💜

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Helen NelsonDavid Delamare Art, could you please post a picture of the caterpillar you did for the Alice book? I can't see it well enough in the grouping of 4 pictures. Thank you

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Catherine EickCount me in! Sorry I missed the Kickstarter for Alice, but happy that I can purchase the book in honor of my mother, Alice. We love "the Wager" giclee on canvas we purchased when you created the CD cover for Mark Lindsay and Susan Cowsill's "Love Is Strange." Looking forward to the Fairy campaign and book. Thanks for carrying on with David's projects. <3

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Roberta HerrSounds very interesting. Would love to know more Helen.

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Jayne AyreHow exciting ~ I can't wait for the magic to begin!! 🍄<3🍄

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Andrea SavarCan't wait! You know I'm on board <3

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Janna SilversteinI'm in, girlfriend. I'm so there I'm not even here!

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Geri JeterCount me in! The Alice book is a truly amazing work of art and scholarship. Looking forward to the new projects.

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Debbie AshleyCounting the days....You know I am in. You know......FAIRIES....Are my favorite!!!

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David Delamare Art added 6 new photos.

From Wendy: some more pages from David's journals and close-up views of paintings.

Typically David began with a loose thumbnail sketch such as these. The next step would be to find a model (unless he was using photos from a past shoot). In this case, he works with our Alice model, Cameron.

Here we see the preliminary drawing for "Titanik Ink." The full painting may be viewed at www.daviddelamare.com/titanik.html.

David was also working on another carnival idea in which he was playing with layers of activity in foreground and background. This notion was used in his painting, "Carnival of Curiosities," which is shown at www.daviddelamare.com/carnival.html


If you like the carnival theme, you might also enjoy this slideshow: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsJgdT5pbR8
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From Wendy: some more pages from Davids journals and close-up views of paintings.Typically David began with a loose thumbnail sketch such as these. The next step would be to find a model (unless he was using photos from a past shoot).  In this case, he works with our Alice model, Cameron.Here we see the preliminary drawing for Titanik Ink. The full painting may be viewed at www.daviddelamare.com/titanik.html.David was also working on another carnival idea in which he was playing with layers of activity in foreground and background.  This notion was used in his painting, Carnival of Curiosities, which is shown at www.daviddelamare.com/carnival.htmlIf you like the carnival theme, you might also enjoy this slideshow:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsJgdT5pbR8

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Debbie GrantSuch a talent lost. Glad his art will carry on.

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Terry MooreWendy, it was so nice to see you Friday! You, Cameron and I will have dinner when I have mended! What is the best way to purchase books?

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Rachel RobertsonWhat a beautiful glimpse into his process. Thank you, Wendy.

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Deborah B. ShepherdThank you for sharing.

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Rebecca DuncanHow are you doing, Wendy? ❤️

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Michelle Whitaker BurchamLove and light 💕

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David DiNucciThe link to Carnival of Curiosities doesn't work for me, I think it should be www.daviddelamare.com/carnival.html Thanks for recalling that youtube video that creatively/artistically ties together so much great work! I don't know how this missed my attention before.

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Jerry PaulovichVery sad to hear about David's passing.I guess time slips away from us from time to time.I've always enjoyed and respected his work.I remember that scene in that "Greek mermaid "movie when the young girl finds the book about mermaids.Was that based on the book I heard David wanted to do as a coffee table book.Does a version exist or will come out in the future?I have always loved the first mermaid book he published.And have gifted several friends with it because of the beauty and ethereal artistry.Which sets him apart from many artists.Please consider another mermaid book as I know us mermaid fans would treasure his book the most.Wishing you all peace and comfort and to Wendy all the best of luck in keeping David's work available so all of us can keep his work and visions alive in our memories and on our walls.Thinking of you all with good thoughts.Jerry

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Marisol DelevieI own "Titanic Ink". It's in a privileged location in my living room. Just about everyone that visits me comments on it. It's a gem 💖

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Debbie AshleyI'm in !! You know I loved David's fairy drawings. Then YOU became part of my heart because of your writing talent first

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Debbie AshleyOops.... Did not finish my comment above : because of your writing talent first and then I got to know your "heart" !! Love ya - D

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